2008 Conference Information and Resources
"Landscapes of Violence: Conflict and Trauma through Time" will take place on April 3 & 4, 2008 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. This conference will explore the current and future potential of academe to mitigate human rights issues, provide essential services to local, national and international governments, and broaden the dialog between the academic disciplines. The objective is to engage in an interdisciplinary inquiry of the theoretical and empirical issues around the study of violence, warfare, conflict, and human rights. The strength of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of violence is a critical, self-reflective, and non reductionist perspective that allows for a holistic examination of the dynamics that have led to the wide array of human atrocities committed throughout the world.